Why Choose Us

We are a new kind of university. We believe in your potential and we are here to support your education, ambitions and wellbeing — every step of the way.

You are welcome

We welcome more than 4,000 international and
EU students from almost 150 different countries.So wherever you are coming from, we can help youget to where you want to be.

No. 21 university in the UK

We are the 21st best university in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Teaching excellence

We hold the Gold standard from the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. This government scheme recognises excellent teaching in UK universities. Gold is the highest accolade and places us among the UK’s top universities for teaching.

Superb facilities

We are always improving and updating. Latest
investments include a £9m media and performing arts space, a £12m centre to inspire a new generation of engineers, specialist teaching facilities in the new City Learning Centre, and a £53m sports facility as part of our £400m plan for the future of our campus.

Guaranteed rooms in halls

We are able to guarantee a room in halls to all new, full-time students who make us their firm, first choice and meet accommodation deadlines.*

Loved by students

Our students gave us a satisfaction rate of 88 per cent in the National Student Survey 2018, which is five percent above the national average. Many courses achieved 100 per cent satisfaction. We are now ranked 19th out of 150 universities nationally for overall student satisfaction.

Excellent employment outcomes

We are number one in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 97.5 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving us (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2017).

Great place to live

Portsmouth is an exciting island city with lots of culture and has great entertainment choices. It is also one of the top five most affordable cities in the UK for students (NatWest Student Living Index, 2018).

Global standing

The Times Higher Education 2018 Young University Rankings reveal the best universities under 50 years old, assessing them across teaching, research, international outlook and their work with industry. We are one of the world’s top 150 young universities.